Modeling the Synchronization of Multimodal Perceptions as a Basis for the Emergence of Deterministic Behaviors.

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serval:BIB_023085589765
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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
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Title
Modeling the Synchronization of Multimodal Perceptions as a Basis for the Emergence of Deterministic Behaviors.
Journal
Frontiers in neurorobotics
Author(s)
Bonzon P.
ISSN
1662-5218 (Print)
ISSN-L
1662-5218
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
14
Pages
570358
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: epublish
Abstract
Living organisms have either innate or acquired mechanisms for reacting to percepts with an appropriate behavior e.g., by escaping from the source of a perception detected as threat, or conversely by approaching a target perceived as potential food. In the case of artifacts, such capabilities must be built in through either wired connections or software. The problem addressed here is to define a neural basis for such behaviors to be possibly learned by bio-inspired artifacts. Toward this end, a thought experiment involving an autonomous vehicle is first simulated as a random search. The stochastic decision tree that drives this behavior is then transformed into a plastic neuronal circuit. This leads the vehicle to adopt a deterministic behavior by learning and applying a causality rule just as a conscious human driver would do. From there, a principle of using synchronized multimodal perceptions in association with the Hebb principle of wiring together neuronal cells is induced. This overall framework is implemented as a virtual machine i.e., a concept widely used in software engineering. It is argued that such an interface situated at a meso-scale level between abstracted micro-circuits representing synaptic plasticity, on one hand, and that of the emergence of behaviors, on the other, allows for a strict delineation of successive levels of complexity. More specifically, isolating levels allows for simulating yet unknown processes of cognition independently of their underlying neurological grounding.
Keywords
behavioral learning, developmental cognition, neural circuit, synchronized perceptions, virtual machine
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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